Materials Characterization and the Selection Process -- eCourse

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Price: $295
About the Course

Selecting a material is one of the most critical design decisions an engineer can make. With the advent of new age materials and evolving technology in manufacturing processes, there is a tremendous opportunity for innovation in design by utilizing the materials in products that provide greater performance at lower cost. Compromises and trade-offs among various design variables are routinely made and factors that are important in one system may be insignificant in another. In this self-guided digital course, students will learn – with the help of rich visuals, narrated animations, demonstration videos, and interactive quizzes – how to evaluate the various factors that impact material selection for component design. The course also includes real world case studies in materials selection for different products, based on their design specifications.

This course will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • List the main categories of material properties that must be consid­ered in design
  • Summarize the service requirements that affect materials selection
  • Describe the materials selection process
  • List the resources available to aid in the materials selection process

Who Should Attend

This course in intended for:

  • Design Engineers
  • Operators
  • Technicians
  • Process Engineers
  • QA Managers
  • Product Development Specialists
  • Sales and Purchasing Professionals
  • Anyone with an interest in metallurgy

Certificate and PDHs

1.5 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.


1 year online subscription for a Single User Only via username/password. Requires internet access.

For pricing for Multi-User access or for more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.

Technology Requirements

For a list of technology requirements for accessing ASTM Training please click here.

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